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Re: Faraday cages

Postby Kenoraprepper » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:19 pm

I have a solid steel old style safe. Would this make for an effective Faraday cage? I would make sure there is no paint around the door/safe surface.
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Re: Faraday cages

Postby ICRCC » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:00 am

As long as you can guarantee that there is continuous connectivity all the way around the door including the hinge side it would be perfect. If in doubt you could complete the circuit with 3M conductive tape.
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Re: Faraday cages

Postby BelowTheRadar » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:50 pm

Has anyone tried calling a cell phone that is inside a metal locker? The lockers I am talking about are commonly found at schools. If they work I think that a couple of lockers would make for a pretty good solution for storing a considerable amount of electronics.

Just thinking inside the box here... :?

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Re: Faraday cages

Postby ICRCC » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:00 pm

It is one thing to block a weak cell phone signal. It is quite another to block an EMP let alone a NEMP.
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Re: Faraday cages

Postby ranger2012 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:17 pm

The one problem with a meat locker is all the pipes and insulated electricals that lead into one. Antennas.
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Re: Faraday cages

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Re: Faraday cages

Postby gunnerdog » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:20 pm

Do those big steel shops protect from EMP? I was thinking about buying one.
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Re: Faraday cages

Postby BelowTheRadar » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:59 am

Hey Gunner,

The big steel shop with no windows, continuity from man and shop doors to the building with entrances facing north not to mention the structure being grounded ought to do it for a CME. It would be really hard to protect against a full blow EMP although if you had the same building layout north of ALL major cities the chances of protection would probably go up considerably. It's a bit like keeping a weasel out of a chicken coop. The bigger the coop gets, the better the chances of missing a small hole.

Might I suggest some reading to help everyone understand this topic a bit better? http://www.futurescience.com/emp.html

Hope this helps,
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Edited to add a preppers view primer for safe electronics storage. This ought to clear up a lot of questions. http://www.futurescience.com/emp/emp-protection.html
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Re: Faraday cages

Postby ICRCC » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:41 am

You would need to have a metal floor, perfect conductivity on all six sides with no holes and no hyro or water services as these would act as an antenna.
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Re: Faraday cages

Postby gunnerdog » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:45 am

Thanks for the info guys. Great topic.
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